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As the trade deadline loomed three American League teams were able to lock horns on a multi-player trade that on paper seems to work for all clubs involved.
The Boston Red Sox acquired their much needed arm for the playoff push landing 3-time All Star Jake Peavy from the Chicago White Sox. The Red Sox sit perched in second place, a half a game back of the division leading Tampa Bay Rays in the always competitive American League East. In Peavy, the Red Sox obtain a former Cy-Young award winner and solid front of the rotation starter who can fill the void of injured hurler Clay Buchholz. This season the 32-year old right hander owns an 8-4 record with a 4.28 earned run average on a very lack lustre, underachieving White Sox team.
The Red Sox in turn shipped promising shortstop Jose Iglesias to the American League Central leading Detroit Tigers. Iglesias who is more known for his glove has impressed with the stick this season batting .330 in 62 games for the Red Sox thus far. This acqu...
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In Jose Veras, Detroit now adds a much needed right-hander who can pitch in the late innings
Earlier today the Detroit Tigers added depth to their mediocre bullpen by acquiring reliever Jose Veras from the Houston Astros for minor league outfielder Danry Vasquez and a player later to be named.
Veras is 0-4 with a 2.93 ERA and 19 saves this season, and the 32-year-old...
Tigers All-Star shortstop Jhonny Peralta insists he has not heard whether Major League Baseball plans to suspend him for his role in the Biogenesis case.
Peralta spoke Wednesday morning before playing against the Washington Nationals.
It might end up being his last game for a while.
If Peralta is suspended 50 games for first offense under baseball's drug program, he would...
DETROIT (AP) -- Detroit Tigers All-Star shortstop Jhonny Peralta said he shouldn't be on the list of players linked to the Biogenesis case.
"It's wrong," Peralta said Wednesday after hitting a double in Detroit's 11-1 win over the Washington Nationals. "But whatever happens, I need to fight and try to move on."
Before and after the game, which might...
DETROIT -- There are few, if any, general managers as good as Dave Dombrowski at the trade deadline.
The Detroit Tigers, on the eve of the 2013 deadline, have already met their biggest need, acquiring Houston Astros right-handed reliever Jose Veras to join closer Joaquin Benoit and Drew Smyly in the late innings.
That move allows the Tigers to pick their spots for talented-but...
Jake Peavy has been on the trade block and it looks like the White Sox have finally dealt him. See who is involved in the deal.
Often times when watching a White Sox game, Ramon Troncoso enters from the bullpen, and I wonder why he is on the team.
Last night’s game was one of those times, as he served up an off-speed pitch up in the zone to Jason Giambi that still hasn’t landed yet, ending the game on a walk-off home run.
Troncoso was close to dominant for the Charlotte Knights before...
UPDATE: Multiple writers are reporting the Diamondbacks are not yet over Peavy. It almost seems as though they’ve re-entered the race late and are the one team the Peavy news is now revolving around.
Despite many rumors and counter rumors in the last few weeks, Bob Nightengale of USA Today is reporting the Diamondbacks are “no longer” in the Jake Peavy sweepstakes.
So the trade deadline has come and gone with very little fanfare.
One team that was a little busy was the Chicago White Sox. Sure, the team parted with All-Star Jesse Crain, but they also were able to unload pitcher Jake Peavy and his $14 million salary. But prior to deals going down, Paul Konerko was asked if the trade talks had been affected the team's play.
So much for Chicago building around Peavy.
After scratching him from tonight's game, the Chicago White Sox send Jake Peavy to Boston in a three-team deal. In return, they recieve outfield prospect Avisail Garcia from the Tigers. Detroit also sends reliever Brayan Villareval to Boston and they recieve Jose Iglesias from Boston. Details of a completed deal has been initally reported...
As the non-waiver deadline pulls to within 24 hours (July 31, 4:00 p.m. EDT), the rumor mills abound with potential trades. However, it often sees new twists for the same potential deals. One such example includes the Chicago White Sox and a pending deal to send outfielder Alex Rios to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
First, on Tuesday morning, the trade for Rios was heavily rumored to...
CSN Chicago is reporting that Jake Peavy was pulled from his start tonight with the Chicago White Sox. It doesn't necessarily mean that he is coming to Boston, but we can't rule that out yet.
Also, the Sox are still the biggest player in the Cliff Lee sweepstakes. We already know Bogaerts won't be dealt and no other names have been thrown out in the talks.
After what seemed like an imminent trade, the Chicago White Sox are now telling teams they plan to keep Jake Peavy. The original plan was to start a rebuild with Peavy as the trade bait. However, it seems the White Sox may have shifted gears after listening to offers on him. They may choose to build around the veteran righty.
The White Sox are telling other teams they&...
Over the weekend, professional rumor starters, a.k.a. reporters, said that the A’s had emerged as the front runners in a field that includes other postseason hopefuls, the Red Sox, Orioles, Dodgers and Cardinals, to land Jake Peavy, one of the top starting pitchers on this year’s trade market.
It makes sense for the A’s—adding a veteran pitcher to the rotation, that is....
The Detroit Tigers guarded against the expected suspension of their
shortstop, Jhonny Peralta, by adding a gifted young replacement,
Jose Iglesias. Call it the Jake Peavy trade. Or call it Biogenesis
Trade I. Biogenesis Trade II is expected Wednesday.
A busy sports day in Detroit just got a busier as fans learned a valuable lesson of NEVER trusting what a general manager has to say.
Hours after Dave Dombrowski made it look as though Detroit wasn’t on the verge of any blockbuster deals or addressing an impending short stop dilemma, the Tigers did a total 180. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the Tigers sent outfielder...